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Colintraive, Glendaruel, Kilfinan and Tighnabruaich

Interim Moderator: Rev Janet MacKellar

Ark over Kyles.jpeg


During the vacancy there will normally be two Sunday

Services each week


December 2023

Sunday 3rd December

Kyles 10.00am

Kilfnan 11.30am

Sunday 10th December

Kyles 10.00am

Colintraive 11.30

Sunday 17th December

Joint Christingle Service at Kilfinan 3.30pm'

Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
Joint family service at 11.00

Joint family carols, readings and nativity at Kilmodan at 6.30

Vacancy Information

The charge of Rural Cowal was created as part of the Presbytery Mission Plan approved in August 2022. The linkage of the two congregations, West Cowal and The Shore Kirk, will take place on the date of induction. Plans are already in place for the sale of all buildings determined (b). The call is unrestricted, and you will be the first minister of this new charge. Both congregations operate the Unitary Constitution.

The Presbytery plan makes provision for an OLM or Reader, and an OLM is currently assigned to the Charge. There will be 3 Church buildings in the care of the Kirk Sessions: • Strone Church in the care of the Shore Kirk • Kilmodan Church, Glendaruel, in the care of West Cowal • Kyles Church, Kames, Tighnabruaich, Millhouse and Portavadie in the care of West Cowal The congregations also have access to Kilfinan Church and Kilmun Church both of which are part of the Faith in Cowal pilgrimage trail and attract many visitors

For more information Interim Moderator, Rev Janet K MacKellar, Tel No 01369705549 or 07717454932, email

Clerk, Lyndsey Phillips, Tel No: 0773817545



The congregation off West Cowal came into being on then 1st January 2023 with the Union of the three linked congregations of Kilfinan, Kilmodan & Colintraive and Kyles. The congregation has 4 Church buildings at present:

Colintraive Church

Kilmodan Church (Glendaruel)

Kyles Church (Kames, Tighnabruaich)

Kilfinan Church (near Otter Ferry)


As there are no other churches in the area  

everyone joins together for worship

so services are naturally ecumenical and friendly.   ​

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